Serving specialty pizzas, this funky little joint has become a local Boise favorite. The list of pizza choices seems endless, from traditional pies like the Contest Combo with pepperoni, sausage, olives and mushrooms, to the nontraditional, such as the Acapulco Verde with black bean sauce, onions, tomatillo sauce and tomatoes. There are even pesto pizzas, chicken pizzas and vegetarian pizzas. Side orders include salads and bread sticks. A wide selection of beverages is available, from wine coolers and beer to soft drinks.
Arches outlined in stone welcome customers to this sophisticated market. Located a few miles west of Boise, City Market is home to several individual businesses. Green umbrellas shade diners as they sip a latte from the popular Espresso Italia Hyde Park. Fresh produce is found at Farmer's Pick Select Produce and discerning wine connoisseurs can browse Brian Erickson's Fine Wines. The Porterhouse and Reel Foods round out the choices with select cuts of meat and fish, respectively. Gift baskets and fresh flowers are also available.
Trees surround the wrap-around windows at this popular pizza eatery. Offering pies in a variety of sizes, diners choose from a variety of pizzas, including garlic and eight other specialty pies. The Great White, one of the garlic choices, offers chicken, tomatoes, mushrooms, provolone and mozzarella on a garlic sauce. If pizza isn't your thing, there are 14 different pasta selections and tempting desserts, including a generous, sinful cheesecake.
Serving Boise diners since the 1970s, this simple Thai restaurant is located in a strip mall. Even though the decorations are plain, it boasts one thing that no other Boise restaurant can: the only Thai cuisine in town. Meals begin with standard Thai soups, like Tom Kah Kai and Tom Yung Koong, and other traditional appetizers, such as a generous helping of spring rolls. Entrees include the popular Pad Thai, Shrimp with Lobster Sauce, and even Chinese dishes, like Almond Chicken.
For fresh bagels and coffee in downtown Boise, look no further than Alia's Coffee House. Bagel combinations at this local favorite include sundried tomato with pesto and cheddar, and orange cranberry. Traditionalists can enjoy a plain or egg bagel. There are also sandwiches, soups, and salads packed with fresh ingredients. The egg sandwiches are popular for breakfast, and the hot chocolate and coffee is available all day.
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There are brightly colored food items, and the selection is overwhelming. But the food court at the Boise Towne Square Mall pleases everyone. Low-key and casual, the options here are perfect for large groups that can't agree on a single restaurant. Options include Mario's Pizza, Kelly's Cajun Grill, Edo-Japan, Great Steak and Potato Co., Courtside Deli, Panda Express and a variety of chain restaurants. After filling up, browse through Idaho's largest mall.
A historic downtown Eagle building, located about 15 minutes west of Boise, is home to this festive, friendly Italian eatery. Open only for dinner, the vividly painted restaurant specializes in generous portions. Diners can select from the standard spaghetti and meatballs, or can try something a little more exciting like the Roman -scallops and linguine tossed with a red sauce. All meals come with an endless salad, and the desserts are decadent. A local favorite.
Even though the location is less than glamorous, the food at Fresh Off the Hook Seafood Restaurant is simply delicious. The popular eatery often has people lining up for its seafood lunches. Offering seafood salads, sandwiches, fish and chips, pasta, and tacos, the restaurant also features specialty dishes like the Zesty Italian Cod and Eileen's Crab Bake. The beverage menu includes beer and wine.
The first thing you notice about this small deli is its upside-down sign. That is exactly the reaction the owner wanted. The sign has brought him a loyal Boise following. Specializing in generous sandwiches, the deli takes orders in-person or by e-mail, fax or phone. With original names like When Pigs Fly and Righteous Reuben, the sandwiches are fresh and offer a tasty combination of ingredients. Pilgrim's Pride, for example, combines turkey breast with cranberries and cream cheese. Side orders include coleslaw and soup. Be sure to save room for dessert and drinks. Deli George also specializes in catering services. Delivery available.
With it's patio and live music events, it's no wonder this stylish lounge is popular with locals for happy hour and after-work drinks. It is also known for it's delicious weekend brunch. Entrees include the Pan Seared Hagerman Sturgeon and the Mac and Three Local Cheese. Or just relax with one of the many cocktails. The adjoining pub, Bittercreek Alehouse, is also very popular and boasts classic Northwest cuisine and an extensive beer list.
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